Kee’ahn is a proud Gugu Yalanji, Jirrbal, Zenadh Kes songwoman who ventured from the tropics of Far North Queensland to pursue her dreams in Naarm (Melbourne). Kee’ahn embodies her name, which comes from the Wik people of Cape York (meaning “to dance, to sing, to play”) in her soulful music, weaving lush melodies and words of heartbreak and healing. Kee’ahn calls her music “dreamy soul food” and has made it her mission to heal and connect.
Kee’ahn’s songs resonate with authenticity and empowerment. In her debut year, Kee’ahn has released a succession of dazzling songs; from her soul-drenched debut, ‘Better Things’, to her stunning cover of Moses Sumney’s ‘Man On The Moon’ for RISING Melbourne’s Singles Club. Recent collaborations include the beautiful ‘Sunrise’, with Gamilaroi rapper Kobie Dee and River Boy from the Northern Rivers for, and most recently a collaboration with Dallas Woods’, ‘Stranger’, which premiered on triple j’s Like A Version.
Winner of the Archie Roach Foundation Award 2020, Kee’ahn already has an impressive number of performance credit, featuring at South By Southwest, Homelands, Golden Plains, Splendour, BIGSOUND, Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Laneway Festival and Woodford Folk Festival. Kee’ahn will be playing songs from her upcoming debut album,In Full Bloom.
7.30pm: Support Act (to be announced) 8:45pm: Kee'ahn
It’s rare for an artist to knock things out of the park so perfectly on the first try, but then again, it’s rare to find an artist as mesmerising as Kee’ahn
Bold songwriters. Sublime acoustics. Enthralling solo concerts. Singular Voices at City Recital Hall invites contemporary artists of the highest calibre to step forth on one of the most visually and sonically beautiful stages in Australia, dissolving the boundary between listener and song with only the barest embellishment to their exceptional voices.